A painting by Keith Haring and one of the pieces that inspired our work!
Here in the art class, we don’t just paint on paper (or on the walls), we also paint…rain barrels!!
As a continuation of Beautification Day and our environmental studies, the art students have been planning and painting rain barrels. These rain barrels will then be distributed around Alden Road’s campus to collect rain water. Once they collect some rain, we can use the rain water to water the vegetation all around our beautiful school!
We took this project a step further by looking at famous pieces of art for inspiration. In this post you will find pictures of some of the inspirational pieces as well as pictures of completed (or nearly completed) rain barrels! Enjoy!
We have a few more rain barrels in the works…so check back soon!
Another piece by Keith Haring. Can you tell which two figures we used in our rain barrel?
One side of the Haring-inspired rain barrel.
One side of the Haring barrel.
Third and final side of the Haring barrel.
Haring barrel in place along the path leading from the multipurpose room to “The Hill.”
The Haring barrel from another view…
This is a “Color Field Painting” by Mark Rothko, another piece that inspired our work.
Another Rothko piece.
Our Rothko barrel painted with warm colors.
Mondrian inspired rain barrel-in place!
Another view of the Mondrian rain barrel, placed on “The Hill”
The front of the Mondrian barrel, facing the courtyard.